The University of Amsterdam is offering merit scholarships for the academic year 2023-2024. Scholarships are open for students from outside the European Economic Area. Scholarships are available to pursue Bachelor’s or Master’s program.
AMS will not be awarded to candidates admitted for a second Bachelor’s or Master’s program at the University of Amsterdam. Students will be selected on the basis of academic merit.
Amsterdam Merit Scholarships for International Applicants in Netherlands, 2023
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Application Deadlines: 1 January or 15 January.
- Scholarship Provider: University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
- Department: All
- Awards: €6,000, € 9,000, or € 12,000
- Course Level: Bachelor’s or Master’s program
- Number of award(s): Not Known
- Nationality: Non-EU/EEA
- Scholarships can be taken in the Netherlands.
- Eligible Countries: Non-EU/EEA countries. Students outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.
- Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in all subjects available within the Academic Medical Centre (AMC), Amsterdam Law School (ALS), Economics and Business, Faculty of Science (FNWI), College of Communication (Bachelor’s), Graduate School of Communication, Graduate School of Child Development and Education, Graduate School of Humanities and Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS).
- Admission Eligibility: Candidates wishing to take part in the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship program must meet the following requirements:
- Hold a non-EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support understudies financing, the Dutch system of study grants and loans. The scholarship office should be notified as soon as possible of any change in nationality, type of residence permit, and/or possible study financing support throughout the academic year.
- Be fully admitted to a degree program at the University of Amsterdam registered at the Central Register of Higher Education Programmes (CROHO).
- Be admitted to a Bachelor’s or Master’s program at the University of Amsterdam for the first time. AMS will not be awarded to candidates admitted for a second Bachelor’s or Master’s program at the University of Amsterdam.
- Be able to comply with Dutch visa regulations.
- Be enrolled at the UvA as a full-time student for the academic year and the program for which the scholarship is awarded.
- The candidate should not be receiving a full coverage scholarship for the same period of study as the AMS scholarship. Notify the UvA if you have been awarded and accepted another full scholarship.
- Scholarship continuation for subsequent year(s) of study depends upon satisfactory study progress. Because this depends on the curriculum and the rules and regulations of the department, your program sets the standard for satisfactory progress and the time and manner in which progress will be measured. Please be advised that you are expected to gain approximately 80% of credits in any year.
How to Apply
The faculties and international schools award scholarships themselves; as such, regulations may vary. Students interested in an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship should contact the faculty or international school offering the study program of their choice for more information.
Applications should be submitted to the Admissions Offices of the Graduate Schools. Students can find the specific eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and application instructions on the Faculty or Graduate School websites.
- Child Development and Education
- Economics and Business
- Social Sciences
The scholarship consists of €6,000, € 9,000, or € 12,000. In the first month of study – September 2016 – the student will be paid €1000. The remainder of the scholarship will be paid in 12 monthly installments. Note that the scholarship can not be used as a tuition waiver; the applicant must pay the full amount of the tuition due (€12,000).